Imagine, if you witness a person jumping from as high as a 24-storey building, and the parachute fails to open. What is the first thought that comes to your mind? Hold on! Recently, a video went viral in which in which a man jumps from a 24-storey building after which the man stands up and walks away. It’s unbelievable and miraculous escape. The clip shows a man jumping from the building standing 246 feet tall and his parachute failed to open. Oops! What is interesting here is that the jumper managed to walk away with just some minor injuries. According to a report by The Sun, the footage of the base jumper was filmed in Sweden.
After the man’s unsuccessful attempt, his friend jumped from the same building shortly after but landed safely on the ground, Dagens Nyheter reported. Stockholm Police told the newspaper that base jumping from buildings isn’t illegal as long as proper permission is sought to access the roof or floor to make the jump. Several base jumps have been carried out from the Kungsholmen building in the past.
Base jumping involves leaping off a fixed structure or a cliff with a parachute or wingsuit. The acronym BASE stands for building, antenna, span and Earth (cliff).